GOES-O Weather Satellite Launches
Topics What -- Beacon
, Where -- Florida
he Delta IV carrying GOES-O lifted off at 6:51 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
After reaching orbit, GOES-O will become GOES-14. The satellite will be used to monitor and predict weather, measure ocean temperatures, perform climate studies, and detect hazards with its emergency beacon support and Search and Rescue Transponder.
GOES-O was built by Boeing for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Mission lifetime is expected to be 10 years, eight of which will be operational.
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